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William Carpenter

Also Known As: "William "Trevillan" Carpenter", "William "of Pawtucket" Carpenter"
Birthplace: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Providence (Pawtuxet section now in Cranston, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations)
Place of Burial: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard "of Amesbury" Carpenter and Susanna Carpenter
Husband of Elizabeth Arnold, of Pawtucket
Father of Lydia Smith; Joseph Carpenter, of Musketa Cove; Ephraim Carpenter; Priscilia Vincent; Timothy Carpenter and 3 others
Brother of William Carpenter; Fridgswith Carpenter; Frideswide Vincent; Susanna Carpenter; Vincent Carpenter and 9 others
Half brother of Susanna Carpenter; John Carpenter; Mary Carpenter; Richard Carpenter, Jr.; Ann Carpenter and 6 others

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Bee it knowne unto all people by these, that I William Carpenter of pautuxett within the Towneshipp of providence in the Colloney of Roade Jsland & providence plantations in New England: upon good Consideration, have freely given granted, made over and confirmed; And by these presents doe ffreely give, grant, make ouer & confirme unto my sonne Ephraim Carpenter that house hee now dwelleth in standing upon my farme at Rockey hill as also two thirds of the field which is now inclosed lieing neere the sayd howse; As also two thirds both for quantety and quallety of all the land which | doeth | belong unto [p.170] mee within the fence which now is an inclosure at & about the place Comonly called by the name of Rockey hill: saveing only the swampe which lieth at the south End of the sayd Rockey hill, of which swampe: the one halfe shall belong unto my sayd sonne: As also I doe freely give unto my aforsd sonn all that swampe lieing betwene the howse he now dwelleth in and pauchasett Riuer; I doe also give unto my sayd sonn Ephraim Carpenter all my Right of meadow and low land lieing upon both sides of pauchasett Riuer; As also I doe give unto my sayd sonn Ephraim halfe that neck of Land or meadow which lieth on the north side of pautuxett Riuer; & westward of pauchasett River; where the sayd pauchasett River falleth into pautuxett River. Also I doe give unto my sayd sonn one Right of Comoning within the libertye of the Towne of providence both on the East & west side of the seaven mile line, The which Right of Comoning formerly belonged unto mr John Greene Senr: formerly Jnhabetant of the Towne of providence, and was by me purchased of mr John Greene his sonn, The which howse, with all the aformentioned Lands, meadows, & Comoning in manner as is afore Exprest; I say I have, & by this Jnstrument doe ffreely give grant make ouer and passe away, both from myselfe; & all others unto my aforsayd sonn Ephraim Carpenter; with all the apurtanances; Both for him selfe, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes to Have & to Hold as his or Either of theire true, proper & lawfull Right & Jnheretance for ever: at all times quiet peacebly to Enjoy use & possess the same & euery: part & percell therof, without the hindrance Lett or Trouble of or by me the sayd William Carpenter, or of any other person Either for By Through or under me, And | that | my sayd sonn Ephraim Carpenter; [p.171] doth at this present day of the signeing and sealling hereof stand truly & lawfully seized & possessed with the aforsd howse & Lands of a good, sure, Lawfull, Absolute & undefezable Estate of Jnheretance in fee simple with out any Conditions, Limmetations, use, or any other thing to pass alter or change the same, as his owne proper to possess, vse, Bargaine, sell, Giue, Mortgagge Rent out or any wayes to desposse of the same, according as hee himselfe shall see cause; Jn Wittnese wherof I doe hereunto sett my hand and seale; This Eight day of December in this present yeare, one Thousand Sixe hundred and Seaventy

Memorandum before these presents were signed & sealled these words, both for quantety & quallety were interlined betwene the sixt and seauenth line: so also were these wordes, Lieing betwene, which are interlined betwene the tenth & the eleavunth lines

Memorandum, two thirds of the land within fence as aforsayd, I giue unto my sonn Ephraim, saueing | only | twenty acres (which I mentioned not before to Except) which I reserue to my selfe, Jt lieing on the west side of of Specticle pond & adjoynining to the sayd pond, & betwene the widdow mans meadow southward and so to ye fence

  Signed, sealed & Delivered   William 
  in the presents of vs   Carpenter 

John Sayles Enroled Aprill the Twenty: 1671

Henrie **** ffowler by and with the Towne Consent **** mee

his marke John Whipple junr Clerk of the

John Shelden Towne of prouidence

[p.172] [79] The inrolment of a Deed Signed and Sealed by: Willam Carpent as ffolloweth,

Bee it knowne vnto all peole by these presents, that I William Carpenter of: pautuxett within the Towneshipp of providence; in the Colloney of Roade Jsland and providence plantations, in new England, vpon good Consideration Have ffreely Granted given made over & Confirmed, & by these presents doe ffreely Give, Grant make over and Confirme unto my Daughter prescilla vinsent one Third part of the ffield which is inclossed within my farme, which is at & about the place Comonly called Rockey hill the sayd ffield also lieing about the howse which my sonn Ephraim Carpenter now dwelleth in my sayd Daughters husband, William Vinsent also haueing Built a howse upon the sayd ffield; I doe also give unto my sayd Daughter one third part both for quantety, & quallety of all the Land which is within the fence which at this time is an inclossure about certaine of my Lands about the place Comonly called Rockey Hill (aforenamed) A third part of the sayd Lands, I say; saueing only the swampe which lieth betwene the dwelling howse of my sonn Ephraim Carpenter & pauchassett River, The which swampe shall no part of it belong unto my sayd Daughter. I doe also Give unto my sayd Daughter the one halfe of the | swampe | lieing at the south End of Rockey Hill that is to say tenn acres of the best of the sayd swampe; I doe also give unto my sayd Daughter prescilla halfe of that neck of Land; or Meadow that lieth on the north side of pautuxett River, and West a little from pauchassett River. I doe also give unto my sayd Daughter one purchase Right on the west side of the seaven mile line sett by the Towne of [p.173] providence; the which purChase Right I bought of Amos Westcott; the which purchasse Right formerly belonged to his ffather Stukley Westcott, formerly inhabetant of the Towne of providence; A third part of the sayd land I say within the feence aforsayd I Give unto my | sayd | Daughter saveing only the swampe afornamed lieing betwene the dwelling Howse of my sonn Ephraim, & pauchassett River, and also twenty acres of Land which before I named not the Exception of the which I Reserve to my selfe; Jt lieing on the west side of Specticle pond, adjoyneing to the sayd pond, and betweene the widdow Mans meadow south ward & so to the ffence. All which aforementioned Lands (only what I have Excepted) with the appurtenances there unto belonging, in maner according as is Exprest, with the sayd Right of Comoning in manner as is afore mentioned I say I have; and by this Jnstrumente doe ffreely Giue, make over, & passe away with all my Right, Jntrest & Title therein both from my selfe & from all other persons unto my sayd Daughter prescilla Vinsent, both for her selfe, & whome so ever shee shall make her heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, or Assignes to Have and to Hold as her, or Ether of theire true proper, & Lawfull Right & Jnhiretance for Euer; quiet & pecably to injoy vse & possesse the same, & Every part there of, without at any tyme the hindrance, Lett Trouble, or molestation of, or by me the sayd William Carpenter or of any other person Either for by Through, or under mee, And that my sayd Daughter prescilla vinsent doth at this present day of the signeing & sealling here of stand truly and Lawfully seized & possessed with the same of a good, sure, Lawfull, Absolute & undefeazable Estate of inhiritance in fee simple without any Condition, limetation, vse or any other thing to passe alter, or [p.174] change the same; as the sole dessposser, & most Rightfull inhireter there of; Jn Wittnese whereof I doe hereunto sett my hand and seale This Eight day of December in this present yeare, one Thousand Sixe hundred and Seauenty

Signed, Sealed & delivered

  in the presents of vs   William Carpenter 

John Sayles

Henery **** ffowler Enroled Aprill the Twenty and one,

his marke 167i Enroled by and with the Townes

John Shelden Consent, ****r mee John Whipple junr

Clerke of ye Towne of providence: 

___________________________________________________________________________________ Written by Benedict Arnold, oldest son of William Arnold. Benedict was 19 years old.

On June 24, 1635, there arrived in Massachusetts Bay a group of neighbors, nearly all related, either by blood or mar- riage. They had sailed from Dartmouth in Devonshire May 1 of the same year, all but one of the party, William Car- penter, coming from Ilchester, in southern Somersetshire or within about five miles of that place. The leader of the party was William Arnold whose 48th birthday was the day of their arrival. His oldest son Benedict one of the party, a lad 19 years of age at that time, has given us the only account that we have of their embarkation, in his own family record, written probably soon after his removal to Newport in 1651. which begins as follows. No other account of the sailing of this vessel, its name, or passenger list, has been found either in Old England or New. Gov. Winthrop records that within six weeks from June 4 1635, there had arrived in the Bay 15 ships with store of passengers and cattle, but gives the names of only two, the James, Captain Graves, and the Rebecka, Capt. Hodges. Much complaint was being made at this time in England, and stringent laws and orders passed in order to prevent the sail- ing of passengers without registration. But while we have no official list of those coming with William Arnold's family, sufficient evidence has been found to show that the following persons may have come on the same vessel or if not on the same ship, certainly at about the same time and from the same locality ; that upon arriving in New England, they sep- arated for a while, each family in its own way seeking a good location for settlement and that while so engaged in the fall and winter of 1635, they met with Roger Williams and others, his friends then planning a new settlement, abandoned plans of there own partially made, joined forces with him, and so became among the first settlers and proprietors of Providence — they were William Arnold, aged 48. son of Nicholas and Alice (Gully) Arnold of Ilchester ; his wife, Christian Peak, aged 51, daughter of Thomas Peak of Muchelney, anciently Mochelney ; their children Elizabeth Arnold, aged 23. Bene- dict Arnold, aged 19. Joane Arnold 17. Stephen Arnold 12. Thomas H), and Frances Hopkins 21, children of William and Joane (Arnold) Hopkins. William Man, husband of Frances Hopkins, William Carpenter, son of Richard Carpenter of Amesbury, Wiltshire, husband of Elizabeth Arnold. Stukeley

Source: http://www.archive.org/stream/accountofenglish00arno/accountofenglish00arno_djvu.txt


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William Carpenter, of Providence's Timeline

May 23, 1605
Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Age 31
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
April 1640
Age 34
Providence Plantation
Age 34
Colony of Rhode Island
Age 36
Oyster Bay
Age 38
Age 39
Pawtuxet, Kent, Rhode Island
Age 44
Warwick, RI
Age 44
Pautuxet, Rhode Island
September 2, 1653
Age 48
Warwick, RI